The French are now starting to discover 'le brunch' and one of my favourite central restaurants has jumped on the bandwagon, woth great results.
L'Appart should be a nasty tacky tourist place, located as it is round the corner from the Disney Store on the Champs Elysee. However, it's actually frequented by in-the-know Parisiens and serves great classic French food with no overt fuss.
The atmosphere is welcoming and cosy - downstairs is particularly romantic.
The weekend brunch menus are 23 and 30 euros - go for the 30 euros one with salmon.
Favorite Dish: For dinner, my favourite dessert used to be the chocolate ganache, but I think the menu has now changed and they are follwng the strange fashion for "crumble". Yes, wherever you go in Paris at the moment, restaurants are oferring 'crumble avec les fruits' ... most odd! L'Appart's version is apple and cinnamon.
This restaurant is one of my favorite anywhere...literally! I have been to Paris several times on business, and dined in many restaurants. Most all of them were great, but the ambience, food, and the overall experience just speaks to me! I just keep coming back! Not too touristy, and not too local for a non-French-speaking fellow like me.
Favorite Dish: I have quite often ordered the cote d'veau, and it's always incredible. The seasonal (ever-changing) creme brulee offerings have never disappointed either!
L'APPART (translation : the flat)
The restaurant is a bit confidential because it is located in a flat.
The atmosphere is quiet. The good place to dinner face to face far from the noisy town.
The restaurant is not very large. It would be better to reserve, especially for lunch because it is classified as a business address.
Favorite Dish: A real French cuisine of high quality.
The meat is great.
It is not cheap : 30 Euros ca, plus the wine